Real Estate and Construction

We have many years of experience providing legal support to some of the largest and most significant real estate and construction projects in Russia.

Our clients include companies representing many industries and sectors, including retail, hospitality and agribusiness, oil & gas, petrochemicals and metals, transport and logistics, as well as IT companies, banks and financial institutions.

Real Estate Transactions

We provide clients with comprehensive legal support on a wide range of real estate and construction matters, including:

  • advising on real estate construction and management joint ventures
  • due diligence of real estate assets and the companies that own them
  • full support for all real estate transactions whether it is an asset deals and a share deals)
  • structuring real estate transactions
  • contractual support for urban development  and other investment activities,  management of commercial real estate, hotels and apartments
  • advising on the regulation of lease relations, including the structuring of lease
transactions for leased property at various stages of readiness, drafting standard forms of lease agreements, and negotiating lease agreements for specific premises (retail, office, warehouse)

Real Estate Finance

We provide legal support for financing of all types of real estate transactions, both during the construction and operation phases. Our long-standing experience in this field includes advising on issues related to raising and granting bilateral and syndicated loans to finance the acquisition and construction of commercial and retail real estate, warehouses and housing. Our lawyers' professional qualifications allow them to participate in projects at the structuring stage, including developing the most optimal strategies for securing financing (including mortgages and the pledge of shares in offshore holding companies), conducting due diligence and analysing specific issues related to land titles, permits, etc. We advise clients on all matters relating to asset deals and share deals, as well as on the creation of joint ventures for investment and construction projects. We work closely with our colleagues specialising in banking law, who provide assistance in resolving matters related to real estate financing, refinancing and debt restructuring.

Complex Construction

We offer comprehensive legal risk management during the implementation of infrastructure, construction and development projects in various economic sectors. Our services include support for clients in the preparation and approval of any construction documents, including those based on the FIDIC suite of international contract templates, as well as EPC and BOOT contracts.

Among other things, we help clients to choose the optimal type of contract for their projects. We have work experience with a wide range of contracts, including:

  • engineering contracts
  • EPC and EPCM construction contracts
  • supply contracts
  • technology licensing agreements
  • installation, startup and commissioning contracts
  • construction project management agreements
  • contracts with the technical supervisor



  • 01 June 2023

    Better Chance announces its first-year results and new strategic areas of focus

  • 01 June 2022

    An alliance of the best teams from Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and Squire Patton Boggs announced the start of their work under a new brand - Better Chance


Recent Events

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Strong cases in front of us — a prominent move in the dispute resolution market

Better Chance is pleased to announce that one of the most experienced international arbitration practitioners, Dmitry Kaisin, has joined the firm as Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice.

25 April 2024

Better Chance and W&H Law Firm (PRC) entered into a comprehensive strategic cooperation

Our cooperation with one of the largest law firms in mainland China creates new opportunities in the rapidly growing market of cross-border investment projects

16 November 2023

Better Chance advises X5 Group

Better Chance advises X5 Group on the acquisition of a 100% stake in Victoria Baltia LLC

17 August 2023

First year results and strategic developments

Better Chance announces its first-year results and new strategic areas of focus

01 June 2023

Better Chance advises Morgan Advanced Materials

The Better Chance team advises Morgan Advanced Materials plc on the sale of its 51% holding in MTK-SL LLC to its business partner Sukholozhsky Refractory Plant JSC

08 September 2022

Better Chance advises Arcelik A.Ş.

Better Chance advises Arcelik A.Ş. on the acquisition of Whirlpool’s Russian business.

31 August 2022

Better Chance unites best teams on the legal services market

An alliance of the best teams from Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and Squire Patton Boggs announced the start of their work under a new brand — Better Chance

01 June 2022
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